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mornings. we have some rain and is chilly. temperatures will probably stay in the 50's today. this will all be a distant memory in a few days. we do have some rain to contend with. you can see the scattered nature of that. it could affect the drive time. we will have mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for a passing rain shower. temperatures around 60. we have good news in the seven- day forecast. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. you would expect to see some weather-related incidents. we're at 31 miles per hour on the northeast side near the harrisburg expressway. speeds are down because the wet. 70 sweaaree
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is looking good. let's see what else is going on. 57 on southbound 95 around 32. continuing to move welfare at howard county. 45 and southbound 97 near 100. 11 minutes on the outer loop north east side. five minutes of southbound 95 down towards the fort mchenry from the split. 29 at 32 looks pretty good north and southbound. the west side is running smoothly. no delays to report so far. take it easy so far. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> it is a speech some call her fall and disrespectful. it is protected by the first amendment. >> the supreme court ways in
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hearing on a case about church protests at military funerals. kate amara has a preview. there is a lot of public debate. >> this is a controversial and will most likely be an emotional day. the father of a fallen soldier facing members in washington today. the supreme court begins oral arguments in this case. members of the baptist church protest outside the white house one day before their case it hits the supreme court, a battle over freedom of speech and the right to privacy. >> they thought they were going to shut us up. >> the case centers around a church protest near the maryland funeral of a fallen marine. matthew snyder was killed in
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iraq. the church said the members were protected. the father sued saying his right to privacy was violated. >> it comes down to dignity. no one should be buried with what they did to him. >> now the justices are being asked to see if the free speech rights outweighs those rights of the grieving family. >> he is a private person. is he a captive audience? he has no choice but to attend. >> the church has the support of free speech advocates. there are friends of the court of the side of the snyders. to hear more about what doug
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gansler has to say, there is an op-ed in today's "washington post." >> how did this case make it to the supreme court? >> a lot of this took place in baltimore. the snyder suit in federal court. hey won a suit. it was overturned on first amendment grounds. >> thank you. >> conspiracy, fraud, and medical negligence -- these are the complaints against the st. joseph's medical center. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more details. dr. markawsuit names th
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midei. the allegations began back in 2009. he is accused of putting stances into patients' who did not need them. the hospital is open to talking to any patients who believe they have a claim. they will continue to see a fair and satisfactory resolution with patients. an attorney says the hospital is not telling the truth. >> we discussed all 100 of these cases. we met for over 20 hours. st. joseph's medical center is not willing to accept responsibility and they are not willing to take care of the patients they said they would take care of. >> j. miller said he could be falling as many as 100 more lawsuits for other clients.
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dr. charges were filed against the doctor. >> new developments on the state of slots in maryland. doug gansler has said that state lottery officials should not be able to stop penn national gaming from campaigning against a proposed casino in anne arundel county. the owner of the recently opened a hollywood casino should not be able to support a campaign against them. the ads and mailings are called lies. >> it is not in the mall. you have to be over 21. it is a separate building. >> the state lottery is expected to make a final decision later this week on the matter. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the maryland lottery commission should be able to force penn national gaming to stop funding a campaign against slots near
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arundel mills mall? you can e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> bob ehrlich has released another campaign ad, fanning the flames of a hotly contested race. the new spot is the latest attack ad charging martin o'malley to deceive residents. david collins has checked the facts. you can check out the politics page on wbaltv.com. the fda has announced additional funding to keep tobacco out of the hands of children. maryland had a 32% drop in adult smoking. local officials hope the $550,000 grant will help keep those numbers down. >> this is a knack -- now is an
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active partner. we know that starting early and stopping children from starting is the most effective battle long term we have put maryland is one of three states to receive the grants. it is 51 degrees on tv hill. the man who tried to set off a bomb in times square learns his fate. >> you would expect the fire department to come to your home when it is in flames. fire crews refused to respond in one case in tennessee. >> this is 95 north of the catonsville area.
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>> welcome back. we do have some light rain showers. not a big deal. it is going to be another cold day today. take a quick look at hd doppler. you can see the widely scattered nature. not a big deal. we have a 30% chance today that you will run into a rain shower with a high temperature of around 59. much better news in the seven- day forecast. >> the man who tried to set off
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a bomb in times square has been sentenced to life in prison. faisal shahzad received six consecutive life sentences with no chance of parole yesterday. he left the bomb-filled suv in times square in may but it refused to detonate. >> a tennessee family watched their home burned to the ground when the fire department refused to respond. the man lives in the county and chose not to pay the yearly $75 fee for protection. the mayor said county residents cannot receive fire protection unless they paid for it. >> anybody -- this is a service that we offer. >> firefighters did show up
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when the flames began to spread to a neighbor's property when they did pay for the yearly fee. tough situation. 51 degrees on tv hill. what do you do when you're ready to trash the old pc or tv. >> there is a good and bad news for the upcoming holiday season. >> we are watching the area roads. right now things are looking good. good.
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>> there is some drizzle out there in some areas. >> it is not impacting the things yet. we will check speed sensors for you. 34 miles per hour on the north side of the outer loop. kind of a slow spot there. 46 miles per hour on southbound 95. on the west side, 56 miles per hour. south on 83, 53 miles per hour near shawan road. so far so good prior to that. moving well on 95 and 295 through howard county. drive times. seven minutes on 895 south down to the harbor tunnel tolls. eight minutes on the inner loop. 795 over towards 83, 8 minutes on the inner loop.
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not bad out there. 29 at 32, north and southbound traffic running smoothly at this hour. volume is picking up just a bit. moving well down towards edmundson. give yourself some extra time this morning. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. >> we are looking good on the system as well. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines so far. light rail is on schedule. we have a few bus diversions. the seven bus and the 35 buses are diverting. there is a diversion at pratt street new york street. now back to tony pann. >> we do have some light rain to discuss this morning. it will not be a steady rain, but maybe enough to affect the drive time. you can see scattered nature.
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as you are driving in to work, you will notice a batch of rain and then it will clear up. let's take a look at the set up. we have the same thing going on today that we had yesterday. the area of low pressure will go across maryland during the day today. this will be a chilly day and a better chance for rain then yesterday. it will take 24 hours to move out of here. you can see the broad circulation. you can see the back edge around columbus, ohio. we will probably have a chance for the rain into tonight. it will not be a steady rain. we will keep the temperatures in the 50's this afternoon. we managed to sneak into 60
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degrees yesterday. upper 40's and low 50's right now. 50 at the airport and 51 degrees in rock hall. mostly cloudy today. hi temperatures may be near 60 degrees -- high temperatures may be near 60. i think it will clear up after midnight. 40's tonight. to mark, the whole thing list out. there will be reined up in new england -- tomorrow, the whole thing list fts out. it will be breezy on the backside of the storm. significantly warmer with a high near 70. mid 70's on friday with sunshine. i think it will be a nice weekend. a front will move through saturday morning. 70 on sunday. good football weather on sunday.
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maybe some rain coming back early next week. >> the electronics boom could lead to a worldwide environmental problem. there is some good news for marylanders. more than 60% of consumers do not recycle their printers or tv's. there will be so much electronic trashed that it can fill in dump trucks to circle the earth twice. maryland is among those states most likely to recycle. others include california, minnesota, and oregon. the rollout of the new $100 bill is being postponed. there is a problem with the new bills. the new bills will be harder for counterfeiters to duplicate.
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>> that might be the only chance i can see one. a mysterious meeting involving facebook today. jane king joins us live with today's business news in the bloomberg business report. >> what a day we had yesterday here on wall street. we're looking positive for the start of things tomorrow. we do get preliminary jobs data at the sporting. we are going to hear from challenger gray and adp. we will get the big september jobs report on friday. we are waiting for that number. couple of things driving the market yesterday. japan through the kitchen sink at their economy and doing everything they could -- cutting interest rates -- to boost the economy. investors here thought the
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federal reserve would do the same thing here in the united states. investors in baltimore going after toyota. internal documents show toyota concealed on intended sudden acceleration problems in the u.s., and the company knew about the defects as early as 2000. that led to millions of recalled vehicles. the pension fund -- facebook holding a mysterious invitation- only event for the media. there is speculation. some guesses ranged from a facebook phone to a special app for the ipad. none of us know for sure. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> we all love the eyeglasses.
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they look great on you. >> i am getting surgery tomorrow. i have to wear these for a week. one more day of glasses. >> stan loves that looked. >> cancel this surgery. jane, thank you. we'll see you back here at 6:15 for your next report. >> they do look great on her. coming up, another look of your morning commute. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the maryland lottery commission should be able to force penn national gaming to stop funding a campaign against slots near arundel mills mall? you can e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. ♪
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>> jimmy carter and his wife stopped in baltimore yesterday to lend a hand with habitat for humanity. >> a foundation to be a part of a committee, a family and stability for me and my family. >> never in our live what i dreamed i would own a home. >> we enjoy and appreciate the chance to do it be correct the carters have been volunteering for 27 years. if you're planning to what your kids to school today, today's walked to school day. the goal is to help improve the environment. the percentage of kids walking or biking to schools has dropped. >> the first forecast is out on
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how much christmas shoppers might spend this year. more now from chris clackum. >> with retail sales two years ago down, then an uptick last year of only 0.4%, it is easy to avoid being overly optimistic about this year. >> we know we are comparing ourselves to pretty tough years the last few years. we know the economy is more stable than it was those years. >> the national retail federation is expecting a 3.2% increase in holiday sales this year. it is a bright projection for retailers, as well as for those looking for work. >> last year retail industry created about half a million
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temporary jobs. every indication we have is that we will do that or even better this year depressed retail sales have been up and down all year. finishing stronger is still better than the alternative. chris clackum, wbal-tv 11 news. >> it is 51 degrees on tv hill. coming up -- >> dozens of patients say they have stents put him that were not necessary. >> we have some rain to contend with again. >> the brain is slowing things down in some areas this -- the down in some areas this -- the rain
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody.
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welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's get a check on weather and traffic on this wednesday picric we do not have a steady rain like we did on monday. it will be another chilly day with temperatures holding in the 50's. we should be in the 70's this time of year. the rain is scattered at best. you will run into a batch of rain here and there on your way to work. give yourself a couple of extra minutes. high temperature around 59 degrees with off and on rainshowers. we will break out of this pattern tomorrow. much better news as we head to the end of the week. >> people are taking their time this morning because speeds are down. we can show you 32 miles per hour on the west side.
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slow speeds, take your time. no incidents to report. many of the roads are wet. 46 miles per hour on southbound 95. 54 of the west side. 70 eastbound, 55 miles per hour. further south, 50 miles per hour on southbound 97 near 100. a pretty nice ride troweling on 895, seven minutes down to the harbor tunnel. like at 29 it looks and 32 moving well north and southbound. this is a live view of traffic at liberty. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. more than 100 individual lawsuits filed against st. joseph's medical center and a cardiologists accused of putting unnecessary stents into
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patients'. >> jennifer franciotti joins us live with the latest. >> the lawsuit names the hospital and the doctor involved. another 100 patients could be filing suits soon. >> they conspired with dr. midei to allow this to go on. >> conspiracy, fraud, and medical negligence -- those are the claims in the new lawsuits filed against st. joseph medical center and dr. mark midei. allegations surfaced that he put stents into arteries of patients who did not need them. st. joseph medical center released a statement saying the hospital is open to talking to any patient who believes he or she has a claim.
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in those cases where st. joseph has a corporate medical information, they will continue to seek a fair resolution with those of patients because we have discussed all 100 of those cases. over 20t for hours. >> after there were several other cardiologists reviewing files of those patients. those cardiologists found discrepancies in the medical records. the hospital said that a letter was sent to certain patients is not proof of liability. patients need to demonstrate inappropriate care has caused the injury. miller said they want to work
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out a reasonable settlement. dr. mark midei left the hospital in 2009. charges were filed against him. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> new developments in the state of slots in maryland. the developer has argued penn national gaming should not be allowed to campaign against a casino near arundel mills mall. and now doug gansler has issued his opinion on this matter. we have details. >> the crowds packed in early and often as the first slots parlor opened up last month. the facility was seen as a win for enthusiastic customers and for its owner, penn national gaming. the company is expected to bring in more than $100 million in its
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first year. the company scored yet another win. doug gansler said the lottery commission cannot prevent penn national from supporting the campaign against another casino. gansler roads that the commission may not order penn national gaming to stop funding for the referendum. a court would likely find such an order unconstitutional. the cordish company had argued that penn national support violated the requirement for all slot developers to work together to promote slots in the state. in an interview, david cordish calls the anti-slot tv ads lies. >> you do not mix kids. you have to be over 21.
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this is a lie. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the maryland lottery commission should be able to force penn national gaming to stop funding a campaign against slots near arundel mills mall? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. again, that is watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> police are investigating an overnight shooting in south baltimore. a woman was shot in the back. no word on the suspect or motive, and there's no word on her condition. baltimore county officials are counting their latest crime stats. crime in the county was at 835- year low. homicides were down. there were decreases in rape, arson, and factthefts.
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>> it is gratifying to report less crime. >> baltimore county reported solving 85% of violent crime cases. >> the supreme court takes up the issue involving the right of free speech. the question is whether protesters at or near a funeral are protected by the right of free speech. you may recall the outrage that followed the funeral of matthew snyder who died in iraq. his funeral was interrupted by the westborough church. >> 51 degrees on tv hill. out with the old and in with the new. the term "mouth to mouth"should
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become a thing of the past. >> we are getting you ready for your morning commute. so far so good out there. there so far so good out there. there are are
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two governors, two different approaches. even in good times bob ehrlich didn't make education a priority. he increased college tuition by 40%, cut school construction by $200 million, and ehrlich voted to eliminate the department of education while serving in congress. but in the toughest of times, martin o'malley has made record investments in public schools, new school construction, and o'malley froze college tuition four years in a row. with martin o'malley, our children always come first.
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>> welcome back. it is going to be and unseasonably cool day. some light rain is possible. 53 degrees downtown. upper 40's in some of the northern suburbs. we have some scattered rain showers out there at this time. it should not affect the drive time all that much. we have 30% chance that you will run into one of those rainshowers. a high of only 59.
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we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. we'll see what is on tap for the upcoming week. for now, to the news desk. >> the term "mouth to mouth" is becoming outdated. cpr is effective when you skip those breaths altogether. there was an improved chance of survival when given cpr with compressions only. some were given conventional cpr or cpr without compressions. the number of by spenders -- bystanders -- it went up. >> taking vitamin d supplements early in life does not make your bones stronger. a review of six studies found taking vitamin d. did not improve bone density. those with low levels showed some benefits.
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vitamin d helps the body absorb calcium. researchers had hoped early supplementation would lower the risk of the disease. that is not the disease. >> but still drink your milk. >> the ravens prepare for the denver broncos this sunday. baseball's postseason begins today. gerry sandusky has a preview coming up later in sports. >> we will update weather and traffic pulse 11 for your morning commute. stay with us.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. hopefully you are having a good morning. the roads are a little wet. we have been monitoring a few speed sensors. 34 miles per hour on the north side outer loop. traveling on the harrisburg or
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the jfx, you are in great shape. 49 miles per hour on southbound 95 out of white marsh. 795 and 70 look good. traveling this morning through the glen bernie. , 97 south checking in at around 51 miles per hour near 100. six minutes on southbound 95 down to 100. on the outer loop west side, and about 11 minutes on the northeast corner. this is 70 just west of the beltway. looking good heading toward the beltway. this is the harrisburg expressway. volume is starting to pick up in that area. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. good morning. >> moving along nicely on the
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marc trains right now with no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail is on time. we have a few diversions because of construction. the tent and 30 buses are diverting at pratt street and light street. >> we have a little bit of rain to discuss. warmer temperatures in the seven-day forecast. first we say good morning to sandra shaw. she isn't baltimore county. talk about carving pumpkins -- she is in baltimore county. >> do you know what kind this is? >> a mallet gourd. >> it is a dieter bogator gourd. >> we have the huge pump again.
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it is coming in today. how big is the pumpkin? >> it is over 3/4 of a ton. it is massive. i cannot imagine. >> you have a pumpkin seed counting contest. >> your chief meteorologist comes out. they will go through an account all of the seeds for us. it takes some time. >> it is for a good deal. 3/4 of a time it is amazing. you can come here and check this out. this is a knucklehead pumpkin. >> this is the cinderella pumpkin puree it is wonderful. here are some of the other ones. this is a gooseneck boagourd. >> this is used in a lot of atier.he >> these are mete
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>> what is this little one? this looks to teach -- petite. >> i like to have the assortment. >> the caller is great. it makes you think of fall. is great.olor there is a straw maze and a haunted house. >> it is always a little bit different. they make a little scary. the first couple of times i went through, it was scary. >> i just walked through. it is fun. we have been stuck in this weather pattern. one more day of chilly and damp. scare added showers across maryland
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today. -- scattered showers across maryland today. today, not so pretty. back to tony. >> that haunted house is pretty scary. i go in every year. they do a good job with that. >> they do. we will check it out in a little bit. >> we are looking for it to that. we'll talk to you in 30 minutes or so. we have this low pressure to deal with today. it is finally drifting across the state of maryland. it will push off the coast and off into new england. we will keep the chance for rain in the forecast through today and into tonight. you can see the broad circulation. it is all the way out by columbus, ohio. it passed to move its way east.
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it probably will not happen until after midnight tonight. scattered showers will be with us off and on today. it will stay kind of chilly. upper 40's and low 50's right now. yesterday we reached 60. i think we will stay in the 50's today. maybe 58 or 59. the average high is 71. that is where we are supposed to be. there is a chance for a couple of rain showers. temperatures will drop back into the upper 40's tonight. to mark, would begin the transition into the nice -- tomorrow, we will begin the transition into the nice weather. high pressure will take control as we head into the weekend. we should stay dry all the way through sunday. 75 on friday. nice and mild.
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a front will come through and it will knock the temperatures back a low bid over the weekend. good football weather on sunday with a high temperature near 70. >> thank you. 51 degrees on tv hill. much more ahead on 11 news today -- >> a man down for the ravens on the defensive line. we will tell you who and for how long. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. eaks to send jobs over seas.
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>> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think the maryland lottery commission should be able to force penn national gaming to stop funding a campaign against slots near arundel mills mall? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> ravens players will report to practice today and there will find a different game plan than the one they used last sunday against pittsburgh. the broncos did not bring a balanced offense. they have the number one passing game in the nfl, dead last running game in the nfl. kyle orton leads the passing
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attack. it sets up for a big showdown on sunday. the ravens handed the broncos their first loss of the season last year. the ravens are trying to pick up the first three-game win streak. >> we are playing a good football team. they are a sound, solid defense. very disciplined defense. offensive, they are the number one passing team by far. it will be a huge challenge for us. they have weapons at all four wide receivers. >> on a week the ravens could use extra pressure, they will be a man down on the defensive line. kruger had an interception against the steelers. he suffered strained knee ligaments against the steelers. he will miss at least the next two games.
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i'm gerry sandusky. i hope your day is off to a fantastic start. >> here is a look ahead -- >> this sunday is october 10. 10-10-10. we need your help. >> president obama holds his first-ever community college summit. >> the white house is going green again. the president is the encouraging the use of solar technologies. >> we have some light rain to talk about this morning. we will give some good news in the seven-day forecast. stay with us.
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two governors, two different approaches. even in good times bob ehrlich didn't make education a priority. he increased college tuition by 40%, cut school construction by $200 million, and ehrlich voted to eliminate the department of education while serving in congress. but in the toughest of times, martin o'malley has made record investments in public schools, new school construction, and o'malley froze college tuition four years in a row. with martin o'malley, our children always come first. >> over 100 lawsuits filed >> over 100 lawsuits filed

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